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Antivirus maker Avast buys rival AVG for $1.3 billion

Security vendor Avast is acquiring fellow antivirus maker AVG, best known for its free consumer products, in a cash deal valued at $1.3 billion. In addition to scale, Avast is looking to broaden

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Dave Yin

Latest Norton release puts the focus on WiFi

Symantec Corp. hopes to educate the alarming number of Canadians unaware of the risks involved in using public WiFi with its Norton security software division’s latest offering. Norton WiFi Privacy is a mobile

Published on: June 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

The Top 10 IT security tools for 2016 and why the CSO should care

National Harbor, MD — At its Security & Risk Management Summit this week, analyst firm Gartner Inc. outlined the top ten information security tools it feels will most affect enterprises this year. These

Published on: June 17th, 2016 Ryan Patrick

Here’s a marketplace where hacked servers from almost every country can be sold over and over again

To understand the scale of hackers out in the world, perhaps this one example is all that is needed. Kaspersky Lab has released information on xDedic, a global forum that appears to be run

Published on: June 15th, 2016 CDN Staff

The majority of hacks come from a company’s trusted insiders: Infographic

While hacks from outside perpetrators seem to make all the headlines, but what if the majority of bad actors already have legitimate access to your systems? IBM has collected data from 8,000 client

Published on: June 10th, 2016 CDN Staff

New WatchDox by BlackBerry features allow for file permission control beyond the firewall

BlackBerry has announced new features to its WatchDox secure file sharing service, including the ability to control email attachments after it has left the firewall, as well as Office and Salesforce integrations. BlackBerry

Published on: June 8th, 2016 Dave Yin

Patch quickly to detect ransomware, Canadian telecom industry warned

One of the best strategies to defeat ransomware is to patch systems as soon as possible, a senior official at a security vendor has warned the telecom industry. Attackers often reverse engineer a

Published on: June 7th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Russian “ransomware bosses” make more than the average Canadian household: Research

How does your salary compare to that of a "Ransomeware Boss"? New research on Russian hackers from security intelligence firm Flashpoint suggests that, on average, those use malware to extort money from victims

Published on: June 3rd, 2016 CDN Staff

Cisco expands role of security unit lead and shuffles three other executives

Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins has announced leadership changes at the company, which will expand the role of its security unit lead and shuffle three other executives. In an internal memo, Robbins said that

Published on: June 2nd, 2016 CDN Staff

Kaspersky unveils ATM and PoS security solution

With cyberattacks on retailers growing by the day, it's surprising few security vendors have aimed solutions directly at vectors specific to this industry. Kaspersky Lab is hoping to change that with the release

Published on: June 2nd, 2016 CDN Staff

This security vendor enters Canadian market with former UK intelligence officer at its helm

There's a new security vendor in town, and it's headed by a former Canadian and UK intelligence expert. Darktrace, founded in 2013 and headquartered in Cambridge, UK, opened offices in Auckland, New Zealand, London,

Published on: June 1st, 2016 CDN Staff

Mac breaches a target market for Malwarebytes

While Windows-based PCs comprise the overwhelming majority of desktop devices owned by enterprises, a number of OS X loyalists maintain they need a Mac to do their jobs. That’s forces their CISOs to

Published on: May 26th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Recap: Will state-sanctioned hacks make encryption irrelevant? A discussion on the future of privacy

Update: Thanks again to Nandini Jolly of CryptoMill Technologies Inc. and Laura Tribe of Open Media, and all other participants of our Twitter chat today. The recap with some of the most interesting

Published on: May 17th, 2016 Dave Yin

Intel Security tells partners they are a new company

BOCA RATON, FL – Just six months after the last gathering of partners at its user conference, FOCUS, Intel Security invited almost 200 of its top partners here to elaborate on its new

Published on: May 17th, 2016 Lynn Greiner

Ransomware is growing in double digits: report

It looks like ransomware is nowhere near slowing down. According to Kaspersky Lab's Q1 threat report, ransomware attacks have increased by 30 per cent from the previous quarter. This includes a 14 per

Published on: May 5th, 2016 CDN Staff